Rising roots music sensation Fantastic Negrito is coming back to Music City to wow and serenade the crowd at 12th & Porter on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Look for local funk inspired rockers The Voodoo Fix to kick off what promises to be a great night of tunes! Tickets to the 18+ show are currently available for just $10, so go ahead and snag some, if you already know how amazing it’s going to be. However, if you’re on the fence, or just too broke to spare a ten-spot, go ahead and enter the contest after the jump for a chance to win a pair of tickets. While you’re here, learn more about the artists on the bill, and find out why we’re so hyped about this show.
After winning NPR’s tiny desk competition for 2015, and releasing a very well received self-titled debut EP, Fantastic Negrito is back with a full-length record. Building on his momentum from last year, Negrito dropped The Last Days of Oakland this past summer, and it’s more of his pioneering soirée into blues, roots music, hip-hop, rock, folk, and funk. No stranger to the music industry at large, Xavier Dphrepaulezz (Negrito’s birth name) got his start as a rapper. In 1995 he signed a major money deal, and released X Factor through Interscope under the moniker Xavier, before a near fatal car accident changed everything. He was in a coma for three weeks, followed by intensive physical rehabilitation, and a five-year hiatus from music. With his guitar playing hand permanently damaged, the former multi-instrumentalist had to find new ways to express himself through music, being reborn as his present incarnation. On his official site, he describes his music as “black roots music for everyone,” or “blues with a punk attitude,” but we’ll let you decide for yourselves below. So be there, to witness in person, one of the best come back stories we have ever heard, and fall in love with some new music while you’re at it.
THE VOODOO FIX
A four man powerhouse formed just a bit south of LA, in Whittier, CA, The Voodoo Fix are a genre bending rock n’ roll band that remind us of a funkier version of The Black Keys. Soon enough, they’d left California, and moved to Nashville to record and release their debut album, with help from Grammy-award winning producer Shannon Sanders (Robert Randolph, India.Arie, Johnny Lang). In Deep, which dropped earlier this year, is their very own concoction of rock, blues, funk, and punk and the record is one of the year’s best local releases. We look forward to seeing how it translates to the stage, as they are sure to be seasoned after their European touring debut. Get to 12th & Porter on time to throughly appreciate their brand of rock for yourself, and help support another kickass local band in the process.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winner will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 12 p.m. CDT and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Fantastic Negrito and The Voodoo Fix will perform Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 12th & Porter. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $10-15.